A Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician earns an average wage of $15.47 per hour. A skill in Compounding is associated with high pay for this job.

$26,553 - $54,858
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MEDIAN: $38,517
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$12.70 - $20.13
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$26,553 - $54,858  
   
Bonus
$115.16 - $3,561  
Profit Sharing
$400.00  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$26,596 - $44,224  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 50
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.70 - $20.13  
   
Overtime
$11.69 - $34.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$115.16 - $3,561  
   
Profit Sharing
$400.00  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$26,596 - $44,224  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 701
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Job Description for Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician

The safe and effective dispensation of medication is essential to the provision of health care. The senior certified pharmacy technician is a dispensary agent who acts as an assistant to licensed pharmacists to ensure these processes occur as needed. Pharmacy technicians offer this assistance in many ways, such as the compiling, double-checking, and labeling medications. They are also responsible for answering customer questions about medications and dosage, as well as performing clerical duties such as handling cash registers and keeping the work area tidy. Some certified pharmacy technicians work in hospital pharmacies, which may require extra duties such as keeping patient records and preparing medications to be distributed by nursing staff. In some cases, the senior certified pharmacy technician may supervise pharmacy clerks and junior pharmacy technicians.

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Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician Tasks

  • Prepare dosage medications for dispensing into bottles and unit dose packaging.
  • Assist in preparing and dispensing medication under direct supervision of Pharmacist.
  • Select, prepare and stock medications and supplies.
  • Collect patient information for prescription and billing.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $32,811

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Experience Affects Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician Salaries



National Average
$33,000



Skills That Affect Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician Salaries

Compounding
up arrow 12%

Bilingual
up arrow 5%

Purchasing
up arrow 1%

Medicaid & Medicare Billing
up arrow 1%

Order Inventory
up arrow 1%

Training
0%

National Average
$33,000

Data Entry
up arrow 2%

Inventory Management
up arrow 2%

Customer Service Metrics
up arrow 3%

Retail Pharmacy
up arrow 4%

Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Data Processing
up arrow 4%


Typing
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 95 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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